30 October 2009

h A p P y H a l l O w E E n ! !
So, it's almost that time again....

This was me as MorTricia two years ago.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween this year! Eat lots of sweets and roasted pumpkin seeds and watch some scary movies.

I just looked at the tv listings for Halloween movies.....I will probably be watching these while munching on my pumpkin seeds, popcorn and leftover mini chocolate bars:

Young Frankenstein....my fave! Love the scene with 'Puttin' on the Ritz'!

Halloween...the first one of course...all the others are just scary bad!

Sleepy Hollow ....Chris Walken's teeth are frightening...He's the scariest headless horseman ever!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show. So fun, so campy! I love singing along!

and Go here to hear a great variety of Halloween tunes!

What are your fave movies for halloween?

17 October 2009

which Witch is which?

I have been busy in Picnik.com making Halloween stuff. I took this image of Lulu (below) and spruced it up.

She only wore this witch's hat for about 2 seconds after i took the photo...she thinks it's a toy and tries to bite it.
Lulu's best friend Maggie the weiner dog, with a cute little witch's hat...

This is my new shop banner! Isn't it cute?

And this is my latest bag. I didn't sew the bag, it was a plain black bag that i appliqued with Halloween images.
Anyone remember this Witch? She was pretty funny!

02 October 2009

Featured Designer

Gemma Rodrigues


Amor and Stitch

I interviewed this fellow Etsy designer after i fell head over heels with her wonderful designs. Here is the interview:

Gemma, When did you open your Etsy store and begin selling?

I opened my store mid June 2009, I began selling straight away (could not wait! Still loving it!)

How did you select your shop’s name?

I moved from UK to Spain 7 months ago, so I decided to have a change of career from Art Psychotherapist to artist so that is when I started this journey on Etsy I chose my name which linked the two things that were important at the time Love (Amor) of my family and stitching my art so Amorandstitch was born!

What do you create and sell in your Etsy shop?

Hand Embroidery art pieces in locket's, pillow's, in frames and canvas's. I use vintage material, threads, beads to make my pieces just a bit extra special.

How did you become involved in your craft?

I have been creating art since I was a child, my mother taught me to sew and knit I went to college then university where I trained as a illustrator. I then worked as an art psychotherapist for 8 years. In that time I discovered the magically link between emotions and art on a much deeper level. I am now enjoying being a mum of two little people and creating my art.
Explain your favorite part of the creative process.

I love researching vintage images, them creating my own designs from them but I think my favourite part is seeing it come to life when I start to embroider the design.

Do you sell in another Etsy store or anywhere outside of Etsy? If so, where?

Gosh! One is enough for the moment but I would like to start approaching local shop's and other online store's to sell my work in.

So far, what project are you most proud of?

I am not sure I could choose just one, I am proud of all my designs but the feet pillow is very special as I designed this piece for my husband and used our youngest child's to model the feet. Great idea for storing a memory of your newborn.

Any other places we might find you (Flickr, blog, MySpace, etc.)?

Yes, can be found on Flickr, facebook, twitter and my own website:

Besides making the Sterling Silver pendants and pillows, Gemma also makes candle cuffs, art pieces in frames, Russian dolls, Elephants and Hearts.

Here is her Etsy shop: AmorandStitch

So go have a look at her other beautiful embroidered creations!


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